Squeeze

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Squeeze are a British band who came to prominence in the United Kingdom during the new wave period of the late 1970s and continued recording successfully in the 1980s and 1990s. They are known in the UK for their hit songs "Cool for Cats", "Up the Junction", "Tempted", "Labelled with Love", "Black Coffee in Bed", "Another Nail in My Heart", "Pulling Mussels (from the Shell)" and "Hourglass". Though not as commercially successful in the United States, Squeeze had American chart hits with "Tempted", "Hourglass" and "853-5937", and they have a dedicated following there and continue to attract new fans. All of Squeeze's hits were written by band members Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, with the former penning the lyrics and the latter handling the composition. The duo were hailed as "the heirs to Lennon and McCartney's throne" during their peak of popularity in the early 1980s.

The group formed in Deptford, London, in 1974, and first broke up in 1982. Squeeze then reformed in 1985, and disbanded again in 1999. The band reunited for tours through the United States and United Kingdom in 2007, and this touring version of Squeeze has continued.

Difford and Tilbrook confirmed during interviews at the V Festival in both 2008 and 2011 (and in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone) that they plan to produce a record of new Squeeze material. In 2010, they issued Spot the Difference, an album of newly recorded versions of older material. Then, during their 2012 tour of the US, Squeeze made available for sale a 4-song CD of new demo recordings; later in 2012, the band's first new official studio recordings in 14 years were issued as the EP Packet Of Four. Currently, this 4-song CD EP is only available as a bonus disc to purchasers of various live concert recordings of Squeeze's 2012 UK tour.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1978 Squeeze 4
1979 Cool for Cats 5
1980 Argybargy 6
1981 East Side Story 4
1982 Sweets From a Stranger 6
1985 Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti 4
1986 Babylon and On 5
1989 Frank 4
1991 Play 1
1993 Some Fantastic Place 2
1995 Ridiculous 3
1998 Domino 2
2010 Spot the Difference 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1982 Singles: 45's and Under Compilation 3.5 6
1987 Classics, Volume 25 Compilation 1
1992 Greatest Hits Compilation 2
1996 Piccadilly Collection Compilation 1
2000 Up The Junction Compilation 1
2002 Big Squeeze: The Very Best of Squeeze Compilation 1
2007 Essential Squeeze Compilation 1
Excess Moderation Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1990 A Round and A Bout Live 2
2007 Five Live Live 1
2008 The Complete Squeeze BBC Sessions Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1978 Take Me I'm Yours 1
1979 Cool for Cats 1
1979 Up the Junction 1
1980 Pulling Mussels (From the Shell) 1
1981 Labelled With Love 1
1981 Is That Love 1
1982 Annie Get Your Gun 1
1982 Black Coffee in Bed 1
1982 When the Hangover Strikes 1
1985 Last Time Forever 1
1987 Hourglass 1
1987 Trust Me to Open My Mouth 1
1990 Annie Get Your Gun (live) 3 1
1996 Electric Trains 1
1996 Heaven Knows 1
1996 This Summer 2
Tempted/Black Coffee in Bed 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
1977 Packet of Three 1
1979 6 Squeeze Songs Crammed Into One Ten-Inch Record 1
2012 Arse About Face 4 1

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